(BEDFORD) – Two people were arrested on drug charges after a Bedford Police officer stopped the vehicle they were in for a traffic violation.
“While on patrol an officer noticed the vehicle being driven by 31-year-old Joshua Woods cross over the center line near 7th and H streets,” said Chief Terry Moore. “While following the vehicle the officer ran a BMV check on the plate which returned to a different vehicle.”
The officer stopped the vehicle and identified Woods as the driver and 35-year-old Tiffany Scales as his passenger.
“While speaking with Woods the officer could see a clear smoking device and a clear baggie containing a crystal-like substance,” Chief Moore added. “Woods stepped from the vehicle and the officer located a syringe in his pocket.”
K-9 ZaZu was used for a free air exterior sniff and alerted police to possible drugs in the vehicle.
“During the search officer located additional syringes, a firearm, paraphernalia, marijuana, and controlled substances. Officers also learned that Woods had an active warrant in Washington County,” Chief Moore added.
Woods and Scales are facing charges of possession of meth with a firearm, unlawful possession of a syringe, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Woods was also arrested on the warrant and operating a vehicle while intoxicated on a controlled substance.